Cherry Pistachio Pudding Shots

February 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Milk, Pistachio, Recipe, Vodka | Leave a comment

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Valentine’s Day is next Friday and its the kickoff to President’s Day weekend. What better way to celebrate your someone special or your favorite founding father than with some super cute jello shots! Pistachio pudding and a generous dose of vodka comprise the stem of the cherry shaped jello shot which is topped off with a red maraschino cherry. The resulting flavor is sweet and creamy, with a little boozy boost.

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Year of the Snake

February 4, 2013 at 11:14 am | Posted in Almond, Cherry, Orange | Leave a comment
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Year of the Snake

A couple of years ago for the Chinese New Year I made a Year of the Rabbit jello. According the the Chinese Zodiac, this year begins the Year of the Snake. I don’t have a snake mold so I used this goldfish mold to symbolize surplus in the new year. I made a traditional Chinese dessert recipe of almond gelatin and mandarin oranges with a red cherry eyeball. The red symbolizes good luck. The Year of the Snake begins on February 10th and if you are like me and you were born in 1965, 1977, 1989, or 2001 this is your year!

Tequila Sunrise

May 29, 2012 at 11:07 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Grenadine, Orange, Tequila | 8 Comments
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The summer sun has officially risen over Brooklyn and this Memorial Day weekend was a scorcher (which meant I got in some much needed beach and biking time). To celebrate the holiday weekend and the love of the sun I made this Tequila Sunrise jello which was served at a backyard BBQ. Its gradient layers are made with real orange juice, silver tequila, and grenadine with cherries. It was delicious. Happy summer everyone!

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Cherries Romanoff

January 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Brandy, Cherry, CoolWhip, Orange, Recipe, RecipeBook | 3 Comments
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My sister Kateri sent me this recipe book some time ago and I have been meaning to try a recipe from it. The New Joys of Jell-O, a 1973 follow-up to the original 1960′s Joys of Jell-O, takes jello from the suburbs to the city and features photographs of sophisticated, swinging, singles in a posh Manhattan penthouse feasting on a dizzying array of jello selections… Seems about right.

I selected the Strawberries Romanoff recipe but substituted cherries for strawberries because I wanted to use this cherry themed mold Flossie gave me for Christmas. It has a top layer of cherry whipped cream with a touch of brandy and bottom layer of sweet dark cherries suspended in cherry gelatin. Click on the recipe text below to enlarge try this one for yourself!

Human Heart Jello

October 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 1 Comment
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Its that time of year again, Halloween! Its one of my favorite holidays and also the birthday of my friend Art. For this year’s annual Halloween/Birthday bash I wanted to make something extra creepy. I found this human heart shaped mold on eBay and filled it with black cherry gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka.  A little melted down strawberry jelly for blood sauce adds the finishing touch. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Get Well Jello (Godiva Chocolate & Cherries)

August 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Cherry, Chocolate, Vanilla | 2 Comments
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This jello mold was created especially for my friend Angeli who suffered an unfortunate climbing wall accident resulting in even more unfortunate knee surgery resulting in her being couch-ridden and hopped on pain pills for several weeks.  This black cherry topped jello mold is made with D’gari brand vanilla gelatin prepared with milk. In the mix is an added bonus of nearly an entire bottle Godiva chocolate liqueur (minus whatever I chugged while preparing it). This rich and indulgent dessert was made with the intention of completely making up for the fact that her entire summer was ruined by an ill-timed sports injury.  Hope you are back on your feet soon Angeli!

Cherry Bomb

May 22, 2011 at 10:29 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Cinnamon, Goldschlager, Jello Shots | 16 Comments
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Inspired by the Japanese cherry jelly treat Sakurando, these little cherry bombs explode with flavor. These bite-size jello shots are made from cinnamon flavored schnapps and maraschino cherries, and made a huge impact at Art and Marty’s first BBQ of the season. Happy Spring!

Jello Nest Eggs

April 22, 2011 at 8:31 am | Posted in Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, WhiteChocolate | 8 Comments
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Whether you are planning for the future or just for this weekend’s Easter dinner, these little jello nest eggs would make the perfect dessert.   The eggs are made from lime, cherry, and blueberry gelatin mixed with sweetened condensed milk. And the nests are made from melted white chocolate chips and toasted coconut molded into foiling baking cups. To mold the eggs, I drilled holes in the top of mini plastic Easter eggs through which I poured the jello and taped up the seams until it was time to hatch… I mean, unmold. Have a Happy Easter!

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Petite Watermelons

September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Lime, Recipe, Vodka | 14 Comments
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With the passing of the Labor Day weekend and summer drawing to an end, I made these mini watermelons to commemorate the occasion. Made with lime rinds, strawberries, and vodka with little black sesame seeds, these make fun little “jello shots”.  I have seen versions of this all over the web, most recently and notably on another jello blog called My Jello Americans. This is just one of an amazing array of tiny “jello shots” from the creators of that blog made with their own infused liquors in fun, creative shapes. The recipe for this can be found in a preview of my new book here.

Jello Marzipan

August 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Posted in Almond, Banana, Cherry, Clove, Coconut, Mint, Orange, Recipe, RecipeBook, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 5 Comments
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This recipe came from the classic Joys of Jell-O recipe book and boasts a new way to make the old fashioned confection. These strawberry, cherry, orange, and banana shaped candies are molded from ground coconut and almonds and are flavored with the corresponding fruit flavored gelatin. Whole cloves and mint leaves put the finishing touches on these tiny fruits. While the taste of the finished product bears little resemblance to actual Marzipan, they are sweet and yummy, especially if you like coconut, and were very fun to make.

Cherry Pineapple Jello

November 9, 2009 at 2:15 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Pineapple, Rum | 2 Comments
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Cherry Pineapple Jello

Scorpio Birthday season continues with Lans’ birthday. For the occasion I made this cherry jello with rum, topped with pineapple.

Black Rose Jello

November 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 2 Comments
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Black Rose Jello

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Scorpio Birthday season is fully upon us and for Art and Maya’s Birthday/Halloween bash I made this Black Rose jello with black cherry jello and vodka (yes, that’s me dressed as a Vulcan). The rose tips are highlighted with sweetened condensed milk.  Art got this rose mold for me while in Greece this summer. Thank you Art and Happy Birthday to you both!

Swedish Fish Jello

October 20, 2009 at 3:47 am | Posted in Cherry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 7 Comments
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My mother gave me this mold a while ago and it always reminded me of a Swedish Fish.  So I was inspired to make this jello recreation of the candy in classic cherry flavor.

Cherry Cream Jello

September 29, 2009 at 12:25 am | Posted in Cherry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 4 Comments
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Cherry Cream Jello

Kimmons Cuts Rebecca C hosted a brunch in which I served little cherry cream jellos singles made with cherry jello and sweetened condensed milk, topped with powered sugar.  I also served a large version of the Coffee Kahlua jello that Rebecca K couldn’t wait to cut and serve.

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Pina Colada Jello

July 18, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, CoconutMilk, Pineapple, Rum | 1 Comment
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I made this Pina Colada jello mold for Rebecca‘s birthday party. It is pineapple Jello with coconut milk and spiced rum, topped with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries. I was a little worried that it would be gross but it was absolutely yummy and a total hit! (So much so that during the party while I was up on the roof people where downstairs having their portraits made with the jello. Thanks Handel!)

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